This is the first time I’ve stayed at Marriott’s Renaissance hotel chain, but it was nice and I recommend the hotel! Of the Marriott chains, I think it is nicer than the Marriott brand, right up there with the JW Marriott brand. I see it as: Fairfield Inn < SpringHill Suites < Residence Inn < Courtyard < Marriott < Renaissance < JW Marriott. So needless to say the hotel was great!
• Very clean and a good size.
• Bathrooms were modern and the tub was very clean with no signs of weird mold cracks in the grout.
• Had a small fridge, room safe and ample counter space for my suitcase, two backpacks and a bunch of tourist stuff.
• The only weird thing is that the hotel rooms that face inwards, directly face other rooms or an office building. Very close, but just close the curtains!
• Beds were VERY comfortable and used a duvet, so I knew they changed it every time.
• It is a higher end hotel, so there are higher end restaurants. Don’t fret, there is a Starbucks in the lobby to grab something quick, and right next door, connected to the building but not the hotel, is City Tab, a pretty good bar, and I’m sure less expensive than the bars at the hotel.
• Free computer/printer in the lobby to print boarding passes. Very handy.
• Free wifi, but only in the lobby! Disappointing that a nice hotel like that wouldn’t have free wifi in the whole hotel. This is something they should really change. Although they accommodate patrons by having a few tables with charging stations in the lobby, where people can do work, who wants to trek downstairs to use the wifi?
• Parking is $35/day for self parking. Due to the location, we just used Uber around town. It was so convenient and much cheaper than normal taxis, or even rental car + parking at the hotel. USE UBER!
• I was hesitant to stay at this hotel because of the neighborhood when I found out it was next to Chinatown. But in reality, it was a very safe, clean neighborhood. Being next to Chinatown was actually nice because there are a lot of restaurants and stores. (The Chinatown there is nothing like San Francisco’s.) Many different options within a 5 minute walk, ranging from quick fast food to nicer restaurants. For breakfast we went to Panera, 2 block away.
• Uber rides to the typical sightseeing locations: White House, Smithsonians, Washington Monument, Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, etc, are all under $10 per ride. Much cheaper than taking the Metro and walking the rest of the way, especially if you have 4 people in your group.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the culture of DC while experiencing true sophistication at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. When you arrive at our hotel, you will feel as if you have found a hidden gem amongst everything that makes DC exciting. Award winning restaurants, boutique shopping, CityCenterDC, Verizon Center, Spy Museum, Chinatown, National Portrait Gallery and the world-famous National Mall are all steps from our hotel but will feel worlds away once you experience everything we have to offer. Our newly renovated hotel offers five dining options, including a Starbucks Cafe, a vibrant lounge, an onsite day spa and Vida fitness center. Uncover the best of DC with Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, a luxury hotel in downtown DC that strikes the perfect balance of style and substance. Our hotel will leave you wondering how you can be so close to the Washington DC Convention Center, CityCenterDC, and Penn Quarter yet feel as if you've found your next great escape. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Hotel Washington Dc
- Renaissance Washington Dc Hotel
- Washington Dc Renaissance